February 23, 2005

Fourth Graf

SteveG got mentioned in the 4th paragraph of today's New York Times article on blogging.

Some vloggers are further blurring the lines between journalism and blogging by producing news reports of local interest. Steve Garfield of Boston, a self-described citizen reporter, took a video camera to investigate, among other things, whether election campaign workers were following the law by staying 150 feet from polling stations. He posted his report at stevegarfield.blogs.com/videoblog/2004/09/150_feet.html.

By the way, they said that Steve is "a self-described citizen reporter". I don't know if Steve actually used the term "reporter", as opposed to the more frequently used "citizen journalist". But I prefer reporter. It is more simply descriptive, and avoids the whole value argument as to whether bloggers are "journalists", but we certainly are reporters.

Posted by jackhodgson at February 23, 2005 11:36 PM